Monday, April 30, 2012
Tax payments are due May 1 with a grace period until May 10.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Tax payments for the next quarter are due Tuesday, May 1. The grace period ends May 10, 2012. Postmarks are not accepted in accordance with the State of New Jersey tax laws, therefore the payment must be received by May 10, 2012. Taxes can be paid online by visiting the Tax Collection page on the Ocean City website. The bill-pay feature with your bank can require 7 to 10 days for your payment to reach us. The tax collection website is sent directly to our bank account, whereas using the bill pay feature of your own bank will require a check to be sent to this office. The Tax Collection office is located at 861 Asbury Ave., and office hours are 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The phone number is 609-525-9379. — News release from…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Parents and legal guardians must return packets on Tuesday, April 24.
Parents or legal guardians of any child who lives in Ocean City and who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2012, must register the child for kindergarten on Tuesday, April 24. The Ocean City Primary School is asking parents to pick up a registration packet for the 2012-13 school year any time prior to registration day. The packets are available at the school 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days. Parents unable to pick up a packet at the school can call 609-399-3191, ext. 6400, to make other arrangements. The school is also asking anybody who knows of a family with kindergarten-aged child to let them know about the registration process. Completed packets must be returned—in-person—on April 24. Registration hours will be 9:30 a.m. to …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Today (April 17) is the deadline to register in time to vote on May 8.
The May 8 municipal election will decide four City Council races and the binding public question on allowing BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) restaurants in Ocean City. Only registered Ocean City voters will determine the BYOB question. Residents of Ocean City's four wards will each pick their own City Council representative. Here are voter registration and other elections deadlines provided by City Clerk Linda MacIntyre. APRIL 17: Last day to register to vote. The City Clerk's Office at City Hall will be open until 9 p.m. for anyone who wants to register. If people come in that night, the Clerk's Office staff will fax the registrations down to the county that night and drive the original voter registrations down to the Cape May County …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Federal and state income tax returns must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 17.
Federal and state income tax returns must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 17, to meet this year's deadline — which falls two days later than normal this year because the traditional April 15 deadline falls on a Sunday and because the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day on Monday, April 16. But don't expect extended hours at the U.S. Post Office in Ocean City. The last collection will be the normal 5 p.m. Extended post office hours on Tax Day were common before the era of electronic filing dramatically decreased the demand for them. The nearest post office with extended hours will be 56 miles away in Bellmawr, NJ (421 Beningo Blvd.), where retail window hours will stretch to 10 p.m. on April 17 and a collection box will be …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The next drawing in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery is Friday night.
Get to your local convenience store, supermarket or liquor store by Friday at around 10:30 p.m. for what will most likely be your last chance to win the largest jackpot in North American lottery history. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery has reached an estimated $500 million after no winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's drawing. Friday's drawing will be one of the largest in lottery history, and is expected to draw a record numbers of players as a result. Due to high turnout for Tuesday's drawing, the jackpot jumped from $363 million to $500 million. The largest Mega Millions jackpot to date was $390 million, with two winning tickets sold for the March 6, 2007, drawing — one in New Jersey (the Villas section of Lower Township…
Monday, March 26, 2012
The last day to file an application to appeal property tax assessments is Monday, April 2.
The deadline for Ocean City property owners to appeal tax assessments is April 2. The deadline for the appeals each year is April 1, but since that date falls on a Sunday this year, property owners will have until the end of the business day on Monday, April 2, to submit their applications, according to the Cape May County Board of Taxation. Since the market values of many properties have fallen since the city's most recent "hybrid reassessment" in 2008, many owners are potentially paying taxes based on overvalued property assessments. Last year, 622 of the 642 owners who filed appeals were successful. The assessed value of their properties was reduced by a combined $113,061,900, an average of $181,772 apiece. Since then, about 3,000 more …